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Husbands protest against nagging wives at Bangalore

Bangalore dharna against draconian D.V. ActMen will take to the streets against women on Saturday. The men are ‘husbands’ who have become victims of ‘intimate terror by wives’, according to the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP), which is organising the dharna.

The protest will see hundreds of men venting their agony in front of the Town Hall.

According to SIFF, husbands and their family members are facing discrimination by the government and inaction of the judiciary against ‘wife terror’.

This ‘intimate terror’ also includes ‘biting’, ‘nagging’, ‘hitting’, and ‘extra-marital affairs’, according to SIFF. Other ‘terror’ by wives the husbands will protest against include daily abuse, threat of blackmail to commit suicide, threat of criminal cases and not allowing to play with children.

“Recently, a young man was ordered to pay Rs 25,000 per month as maintenance to his estranged wife in a marriage that lasted just six months. Even a government employee does not get Rs 25,000 pension per month after working for 30 years,” said an SIFF spokesperson.

The protesters are demanding changes in laws that govern divorce, dowry law and maintenance. These they say are being used to file false cases against men by their wives.
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Men’s Day posters

Man grows boldOn 19th November 2009, International Men’s Day will be observed at major cities in India. The programme will include rallies, dharnas, distribution of pamphlets, handbills, display of placards and slogan shouting.

The aim is to create an awareness amongst the members of the society at large and the powers that be in particular of the need to take a hard look at the problems faced by the men of India. It is high time the law makers and law enforcers understand the necessity to wake up and make correction of all the anti-male draconian measures taken by them over the years in order to placate and appease certain vocal elements who have a vested interest in creating an anti-male slant in the body politic, lest the results of billowing disgruntlement may be catastrophic for the whole society!

The following are some of the placards to be displayed on that day.
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